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Rockies option Rafael Ynoa, reassign pitcher Brian Schlitter

The Colorado Rockies announced a pair of moves Monday as the team continues to pare its roster in advance of Opening Day. According to an official release by the team, utility-man Rafael Ynoa and relief pitcher Brian Schlitter have both been sent to the minors. Ynoa was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque, while Schlitter has been reassigned to minor-league camp. Ynoa, 28, has some...
Via Today's Knuckleball
March 28, 2016

Rockies further pare roster by optioning Ynoa

The Rockies optioned utility man Rafael Ynoa to Triple-A Albuquerque on Monday to move closer to setting their 25-man Opening Day roster. The switch-hitting Ynoa hit .357 (15-for-42) with a .391 on-base percentage in Spring Training.
March 28, 2016

Colorado Rockies option Rafael Ynoa to Triple-A, cut roster to 38

  The Colorado Rockies have optioned switch-hitting utility man Rafael Ynoa to Triple-A Albuquerque ahead of the 2016 season. The club also reassigned right-hander Brian Schlitter to Triple-A. The club’s spring training roster is now at 38 players which includes six non-secondary-roster players. Today the #Rockies made the following transactions:
Via BSN Denver
March 28, 2016

Ynoa hits 3-run double, Rockies beat Diamondbacks 8-6 in 10

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Rafael Ynoa hit a three-run double and the Colorado Rockies beat an Arizona Diamondbacks split squad 8-6 in 10 innings Sunday. Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt homered for the second consecutive day. Ynoa's big hit came during Colorado's five-run third inning against Arizona starter Rubby De La Rosa. Goldschmidt had a two-run shot to center off Rockies...
Via Associated Press
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Ynoa, Wolters step up against D-backs

Rafael Ynoa and Tony Wolters helped their case for roster spots as the pair combined to drive in five runs as the Rockies beat the D-backs, 6-5, on Sunday afternoon at Salt River Fields.
March 27, 2016

Rafael Ynoa knows his role, takes pride in being the Colorado Rockies' utility option

The jack of all trades is grateful for an opportunity with the Colorado Rockies after a long minor league road, and he's making the most of it. Scottsdale, Ariz. -- All it took for Rafael Ynoa to reach the big leagues was 773 career minor league games (just 3,192 plate appearances, but who's counting?) over the course of nine seasons in the Los Angeles Dodgers' and Colorado Rockies...
Via Purple Row
March 22, 2016

2 Rockies compete to replace troubled childhood hero Reyes

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Jose Reyes was an inspiration to Rafael Ynoa as he grew up in the same Dominican Republic city as the four-time All-Star. Reyes was Cristhian Adames' idol during his youth on the Caribbean island. Now the two Dominican players are competing to replace Reyes as the Colorado Rockies' starting shortstop while the veteran is on leave and facing domestic violence...
Via Associated Press
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Ranking The Rockies: 35 Rafael Ynoa

  We at BSN Denver are running a series where we rank how valuable each of the Colorado Rockies’ 51 players was to the team in 2015. Value was calculated by statistics, viewing, and how memorable each player’s contributions were. The rankings will be from last to first, you may view the full rankings (here). Player: Rafael Ynoa Stats: 72 G, 131 PA, .260 AVG, .277 OBP, .339...
Via BSN Denver
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Ynoa, Butler send Rockies to 6-4 win over Giants

DENVER (AP) Pinch-hitter Rafael Ynoa snapped a sixth-inning tie with an RBI double, Eddie Butler was backed by stellar defense over six shaky innings and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Friday night. Charlie Blackmon added a solo homer and DJ LeMahieu drove in two runs as Colorado beat the defending World Series champions for a fourth straight time this...
Via Associated Press
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies sweep four-game series from D-backs

DENVER -- Michael Cuddyer homered, Rafael Ynoa drove in three runs and the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-3 on Sunday. The Rockies swept a four-game series for the first time this season. It was their second sweep in as many homestands after going three months without one. Brandon Barnes had two hits two RBI and Wilin Rosario also had two hits and scored three runs...
Via Associated Press
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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